Ohio Small Grains Checkoff

Advancing Ohio’s grains.

The Ohio Small Grains Checkoff pursues value-enhancing opportunities for Ohio small grain farmers.

If you are a farmer in Ohio and you grow small grains, the Checkoff helps you.

If you are a farmer in Ohio and you grow wheat, barley, rye or oats, the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff is here to help you.

The Ohio Small Grains Checkoff is a voluntary, self-help program that allows for the collection of half of one percent of net market price assessment by all first purchasers of the grain.



Research is an important part of the success of American agriculture. Growing high-quality wheat efficiently and cost-effectively is vital to profitability. Small grain checkoff dollars fund new and continuing research in the areas of:

  • Disease identification and prevention
  • Weed and pest control
  • Market research
  • Other critical aspects of growing wheat

Reaching farmers, reporters, students, teachers, and consumers is essential in making sure everyone is informed on wheat production and best practices. Checkoff investment provides a communication link between farmers and non-farmers through education and the media.


Market Development

Ohio is a top exporter of Soft Red Winter Wheat. Through collaborative efforts with U.S. Wheat Associates, Wheat Foods Council, and the National Association of Wheat Growers, we ensure that Ohio wheat farmer interests are advanced nationally and internationally.

Our core values guide us in all we do.

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